Follow along as storms hit central Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Severe weather will hit Indiana Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
The storms will develop in parts of northern Illinois and Iowa before moving into the state. Find a live blog of the developments below.
Brian Wilkes did a Facebook live broadcast earlier today previewing the storms. Check it out here.
Storms headed toward Indiana have produced a Tornado in Illinois:
Storms headed toward Indiana have produced a tornado in Illinois:
9 p.m. update from Brian Wilkes:
Quick update form the weather center: we are still in stand-by mode as storms continue to grow in coverage and intensity over northern Illinois. So far all forecasts are on track as storms formed they have produced tornadoes near DeKalb, IL
The coverage will increase and the storms will evolve into a large complex or cluster of storms that will race southeast late tonight.
I’m posting the latest hi-res forecast radar for 12 am and 2 am. (last two images). Indications of several ‘bowing’ lines of storms are forecast to race southeast late night. Wide-spread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph are likely followed by potential flash flooding.
Charge up cell phones and tablets. Have a NOAA weather radio and make sure there are plenty of batteries. Events like these often produce wide-spread power outages. More at 10 On Fox 59.
The threat for a few tornadoes along with wide-spread damaging winds to 80 mph are likely later tonight. hail to 2″ in diameter is also possible. The Tornado watch is in effect until 5 AM.
It has been a nasty night for portion of north-central Illinois as several tornadoes were reported. Damage to a home and as late as 10:30/11:30 (EDT) a tornado was reported in Pontiac, IL 75 miles southwest of Chicago.
UPDATE: Duke Energy reporting more than 20,000 power outages throughout the state
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From Boone Cty Sheriff's Dept: Community of Zionsville: power line and pole down at 5th St / Sycamore St. Emergency crews are on scene.
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Indiana Michigan Power:
•Delaware Co. 326
•Madison Co. 436
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